EMBS presents

Past Technical Field Awards Recipients

2019: Elisa Konofagou (Columbia University, USA)

Reason for Nomination: For outstanding and pioneering contributions in the field of ultrasound imaging and therapy, and their application and clinical translation to the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, tumor diagnosis and  treatment as well as brain drug delivery and stimulation.

2019: Tony Jun Huang (Duke University, USA)

Reason for Nomination: For his pioneering work on developing acoustic tweezers, which are capable of precisely manipulating bioparticles across a broad size range in complex fluids, enabling many applications in biomedical research.

2018: Elliot McVeigh

Reason for Nomination: For recognition of his outstanding and pioneering contributions to the advance of the magnetic resonance field in cardiac studies, with many seminal works now translated in the clinical practice.

2018: Ellis Fan-Chuin Meng

Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions to biomedical microelectromechanical systems and their applications in drug delivery, microsensors, and neural interfaces

2017: Guang-Zhong Yang

Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions to medical imaging and robotics technology that have transformed minimally invasive surgery.

2017: Anant Madabhushi

Reason for Nomination: For contributions in computer aided diagnosis, pattern recognition, machine learning and image analysis tools for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response prediction of disease from digital pathology and radiographic images

2016: Steven Boppart

Reason for Nomination: For foundational advances in optical biomedical imaging and translation of optical imaging technologies into clinical applications and use

2016: Jeffrey Fessler

Reason for Nomination: For fundamental and pioneering contributions to the theory and algorithms of statistical reconstruction methods of the PET/ SPECT, CT and MRI medical imaging modalities

2015: Nigell Lovell

Reason for Nomination: For world class contributions to research, clinical trialing, and commercialization of medical device technologies and wearable sensors including visual prostheses, telehealth systems and ambulatory falls monitors

2015: Russell H. Taylor

Reason for Nomination: For contributions and leadership in the field of medical robotics

2014: Brian T. Cunningham

Reason for Nomination: For development and commercialization of optics-based biosensors and detection instruments for applications in drug discovery, diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and life science research.

2014: Zhi-Pei Liang

Reason for Nomination: For fundamental and pioneering contributions to the theory, algorithms, and biomedical applications of model-based magnetic resonance imaging

2013: Nicolas Chbat

Reason for Nomination: For contributions to advancing Intensive Care Unit cardiopulmonary medicine based on inventions that include non-invasively estimating breathing work, staging acute respiratory syndrome and kidney injury and modeling of disease predictors significant contributions to the development of micro and nanoscale biosensors

2013: Ali Khademhosseini

Reason for Nomination: For pioneering contributions at the interface between engineering, biomaterials and biological sciences, especially applications of microand nanoengineered biomaterials for regenerative medicine.

2012: Rashid Bashir

Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to the development of micro and nanoscale biosensors.

2011: Michael Unser

Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions to signal and image processing with applications in biomedical imaging

2011: Lihong Wang

Reason for Nomination: For seminal contributions to ultrasonically enabled biophotonic imaging and modeling of photon transport in biological tissue

2010: Xiaochuan Pan

Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to medical imaging

2010: Kenji Sunagawa

Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to neuroengineering

2010: Nitish Thakor

Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to cardiovascular engineering